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A woman holds a sign at a vigil in honor of those who lost their lives during a shooting in Dayton, Ohio on August 04, 2019.

U.S. bishops: Mass shootings are an ‘epidemic against life’

Aug 4, 2019

U.S. bishops are calling for prayer and action in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and... Read more

Al Masjid Al Jamie mosque in Ponsonby, New Zealand, Oct 2013.

New Zealand bishops ‘horrified’ by mosque shootings

Mar 15, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement of solidarity with the country’s Muslim population following terrorist attacks on... Read more

Pope Francis at a General Audience in Rome, June 2018.

Pope Francis joins international community in mourning after New Zealand attacks

Mar 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis mourned “senseless acts of violence” against innocent life after the New Zealand mosque attacks. On Friday, at least... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception, Campinas, Brazil.

Five dead in Brazilian cathedral shooting, cathedral priest asks for prayer

Dec 11, 2018

A gunman killed at least four people people Tuesday, inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception in Campinas,... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins.

Toronto archbishop calls for prayers after mass shooting

Jul 23, 2018

Churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto will offer a special prayer for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday night... Read more

Fort Worth diocese removes 'no gun' signs from church property

Jul 7, 2018

The Diocese of Fort Worth is removing signs notifying people that concealed and open carry of firearms are both banned... Read more

Bishop David. M. O'Connell.

‘How many times can our hearts break?’ Bishop of Trenton asks after shooting

Jun 18, 2018

The Bishop of Trenton condemned gun violence and called for prayer in a statement following a shooting early Sunday that... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis grieved by 'senseless violence' of Texas church shooting

Nov 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the... Read more

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How should a Catholic respond to mass shootings?

Oct 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

When Monsignor Robert Weiss gathered with parents in Connecticut, after 20 children were killed in a nearby shooting, the room... Read more

Las Vegas bishop calls for prayer after mass shooting

Oct 2, 2017

On Monday, the Bishop of Las Vegas, Joseph A. Pepe, voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope mourns victims of 'senseless' Las Vegas shooting

Oct 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Monday, Pope Francis offered his condolences and spiritual support to victims of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas that... Read more

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Why pray after tragedy? This Sandy Hook mother has an answer

Jul 21, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Some people have difficulty seeing the point of prayer in times of trouble. But for Magnificat magazine columnist Jennifer Hubbard,... Read more

A man leaves a note at a makeshift memorial honoring the five police officers killed in a July 7 shooting in Dallas, Texas.

Knights of Columbus launch novena for peace in response to US shootings

Jul 9, 2016

In the wake of violence across the nation this week, the Knights of Columbus have issued a campaign encouraging people... Read more

 Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Catholic leaders urge prayer after horrific Orlando shooting

Jun 12, 2016

Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are... Read more

Employees evacuated by bus from site of mass shootings at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif. on Dec. 2, 2015.

San Bernardino bishop offers prayers in wake of mass shooting

Dec 2, 2015

Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif. requested prayers and offered his own after at least... Read more

Candlelight vigil for the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Oct. 1, 2015.

'You are not alone' - Oregon bishops, priests support a community in shock

Oct 2, 2015

By Mary Farrow

In the wake of a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, members of a local Catholic parish... Read more

College students and others gather in prayer across the street where a gunman attacked a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 17, 2015.

After deadly Chattanooga shooting, bishop rallies 'shaken' community to prayer

Jul 17, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville is calling the faith community to prayer after Thursday’s fatal shooting at a military recruiting... Read more

Candle Vigil.

Healing and hope: Newtown's Catholic parish two years after shooting

Dec 14, 2014

By Mary Farrow

It was two years ago that Monsignor Robert Weiss rushed to the scene of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, where... Read more

Mourners gather inside St. Rose of Lima Church at a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn.

Bishop: Christ's love conquers sorrow of Sandy Hook

Dec 14, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

One year after the murder of 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Knights of Columbus aid ongoing response to Newtown shooting

Oct 2, 2013

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish of Newtown, Conn., received a $100,000 gift from the Knights of Columbus to support... Read more